Muller stays fast in second practice at Marrakech

The RML duo of Yvan Muller and Tom Chilton set the pace in the second free practice.

Yvan Muller, RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 T and Tom Chilton, RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 T
Yvan Muller, RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 T and Tom Chilton, RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 T

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The three-time world champion Yvan Muller emerged again as the fastest of the field, just like in the earlier session. Muller improved consistently throughout the thirty minutes, from 1:46.125 he had clocked in the early stages to 1:44.991, smashing the WTCC lap record for the Moulay el Hassan circuit, 1:45.753 set by Alain Menu in 2012.

Tom Chilton posted the second fastest lap of 1:45.050 just before the end of the session, while bamboo-engineering’s Alex MacDowall moved up to third (and best of the Yokohama Trophy) with the time of 1:45.150.

Once again the Honda drivers were the best of the rest, with Tiago Monteiro in fourth (1:45.280) and Gabriele Tarquini in fifth (1:45.304). Two other Chevrolet cars ranked sixth and seventh: Michel Nykjær’s (1:45.429) and James Nash’s (1:45.925).

Pepe Oriola topped the SEAT patrol in eighth (1:46.023), with James Thompson’s LADA in ninth (1:46.186) and Tom Coronel’s BMW completing the top ten (1:46.271).

The qualifying session will start at 15.30 local time.


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Series WTCC
Drivers Tom Coronel , Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , Tom Chilton , James Thompson , Gabriele Tarquini , James Nash , Alain Menu , Alex MacDowall , Pepe Oriola
Article type Practice report
Tags bmw, chevrolet, chilton, honda, macdowall, marrakech, monteiro, morocco, muller, rml, seat, wtcc